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Greek Mythology  God and Goddesses   Documentary
Greek Mythology is the body of myths and teachings that belong to the ancient Greeks, concerning their gods and heroes, the nature of the world, and the origins and significance of their own cult and ritual practices. It was a part of the religion in ancient Greece and is part of religion in modern Greece and around the world, known as Hellenismos. Modern scholars refer to and study the myths in an attempt to throw light on the religious and political institutions of Ancient Greece and its civilization, and to gain understanding of the nature of myth-making itself.[1] Greek mythology is explicitly embodied in a large collection of narratives, and implicitly in Greek representational arts, such as vase-paintings and votive gifts. Greek myth attempts to explain the origins of the world, and details the lives and adventures of a wide variety of gods, goddesses, heroes, heroines, and mythological creatures. These accounts initially were disseminated in an oral-poetic tradition; today the Greek myths are known primarily from Greek literature. The oldest known Greek literary sources, Homer's epic poems Iliad and Odyssey, focus on events surrounding the Trojan War. Two poems by Homer's near contemporary Hesiod, the Theogony and the Works and Days, contain accounts of the genesis of the world, the succession of divine rulers, the succession of human ages, the origin of human woes, and the origin of sacrificial practices. Myths are also preserved in the Homeric Hymns, in fragments of epic poems of the Epic Cycle, in lyric poems, in the works of the tragedians of the fifth century BC, in writings of scholars and poets of the Hellenistic Age, and in texts from the time of the Roman Empire by writers such as Plutarch and Pausanias. Archaeological findings provide a principal source of detail about Greek mythology, with gods and heroes featured prominently in the decoration of many artifacts. Geometric designs on pottery of the eighth century BC depict scenes from the Trojan cycle as well as the adventures of Heracles. In the succeeding Archaic, Classical, and Hellenistic periods, Homeric and various other mythological scenes appear, supplementing the existing literary evidence.[2] Greek mythology has had an extensive influence on the culture, arts, and literature of Western civilization and remains part of Western heritage and language. Poets and artists from ancient times to the present have derived inspiration from Greek mythology and have discovered contemporary significance and relevance in the themes.
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How To Conduct An Ancient Greek Sacrifice
Ancient Greece: This video explains the elements and process of an Ancient Greek sacrifice.
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The Hellenic Ethnic Religion Explained
This February, the Greek government officially recognized the Hellenic Ethnic Religion as an official religion. But, followers of this religion face other hurdles. Greece is home to the first official temple of Hellenismos, b were both built by one man, Aristoteles Kakogeorgiou. Hellenic celebrations take place in these temples or in indoor locations because they cannot occur on ancient Greek sites because it is prohibited by the government. Many they want to be treated fairly by the government so they can coexist.
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The Greeks Who Pray to Zeus: VICE INTL (Greece)
Even though Greece is a predominately Christian Orthodox country, there are some people in this country who still believe in the 12 Gods of mount Olympus, deriving from Greek Mythology. According to unofficial sources they amount to a couple of hundreds and present themselves as members of the unofficial so-called "Greek Religion". This is a mixture of beliefs that combine paganism, the idea of spiritual connection with nature and a kind of fixation to the Ancient Greek ideals. Over the past decades they have founded various different groups, the oldest and most popular among them being the "Greek Naionals High Commissioned Council (GNHCC) - Υπατο Συμβούλιο Ελλήνων Εθνικών," founded 30 years ago. Read the full feature here: bit.ly/oh-my-gods More from VICE INTL: Inside a Biker Gang Full of Former Nazis - bit.ly/german-biker-neo-nazis Click here to subscribe to VICE: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-VICE Check out our full video catalog: http://bit.ly/VICE-Videos Videos, daily editorial and more: http://vice.com Like VICE on Facebook: http://fb.com/vice Follow VICE on Twitter: http://twitter.com/vice Read our Tumblr: http://vicemag.tumblr.com Follow us on Instagram: http://instagram.com/vice
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Funerary Rites in Ancient Greece
This is a video that presented in Museum of Cycladic Art in Athens, which shows a funerary rite in Ancient Greece. www.2mi3.com
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10 Ancient Greek Traditions You Won’t Believe that Actual Existed
Greeks have contributed a lot to science, mathematics, drama, sports, politics, philosophy and much more. Still, there was another side of the Greeks that was pretty unusual. We are also Here: Twitter: https://twitter.com/TopMostRare Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/topmostrare/
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CRAZIEST Things the Ancient Greeks Did !!
You Won't BELIEVE the absolutely insane facts about Ancient Greece; and the things the ancient Greeks did ! Here are Craziest Things the Ancient Greeks Did. 3. Sneeze Your Problems Away Apparently they thought if a woman squatted and sneezed this would do the trick. It’s unclear exactly why they thought this but they felt that it was important to get rid of unwanted fluids in the body, such as snot. In modern times, we know this is completely ridiculous but the respected greek physician soranus thought this was a better alternative than crocodile dung. For anyone thinking about actually trying this, you probably need to see a different kind of docter. 2. Horsing Around You might be familiar with the legends of the Trojan horse mentioned in Homer’s Iliad and even the film with Brad Pitt, titled Troy. However this city truly does exist and it’s located in Northwestern Turkey. The Greeks played one of the best pranks history and this was not just a prank bro but one of the best cases of deception in military history. Some of the remains of this legendary setting are still intact such as this portion of the walls. However due to it’s strategic location, it’s also been urbanized by other civilizations such as the romans. This remarkable city was founded in 3,500 BC and abandoned in 500 AD. In Greek mythology, a woman named Helen of Troy lived here, who was rumored to be the most beautiful woman in the world. The war broke out when Helen, who was married to the King of Sparta, was abducted by the Prince of Troy, named Paris. After a long 10 year siege of the city of Troy, the Greek army came up with a plot to get inside the walls by constructing a large wooden horse as a peace offering. Little did the trojans know that inside the horse were greek soldiers! So be careful of Greeks offering gifts! Zombie Preperation How long back did people people actually believe in zombies? We’ll it turns out, much longer ago than you think. Due to this discovery, it’s believed that even the Ancient Greeks feared zombies rising from the dead and possibly feasting on brains, or whatever they would feast one! Archaeologists claim to have unearthed a tomb from an ancient Greek colony in Sicily near by Kamarina, that used rocks to pin people to their tombs. Greeks often exhibited necrophobia, or fear of the dead, especially that one day to could come back alive and prey on unsuspecting victims. They took this to a whole nother level This illustration of what’s known as tomb 653, shows how the body was weighed down with a large piece of amphora which is placed on his face and legs. Another skeleton was found show as much as 5 rocks placed on top of the body in order to keep it rising once again.
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Cannabis in Ancient Greece: Smoke of the Oracles?
POT TV - Host and cannabis historian Chris Bennett talks to Professor of Classics at Boston University, Carl Ruck, along with Dr. David Hillman, who holds the combined degrees of a Ph.D. in Classics and a M.S. in Bacteriology from the University of Wisconsin, where he studied the medicine and pharmacology of antiquity, as well as other scholars, about the role of Cannabis in the ancient Greece. Topics discussed include the influence on Greek ritual practices from the Scythian and Thracian shaman, known as 'Kapnobatai', meaning 'smoke-walkers', who were known to fumigate themselves with cannabis smoke to achieve 'ecstasy'. The potential role of cannabis in the cults of Aphrodite, Orpheus, Apollo, Hera, Dionysus and other ancient Greek deities, along with the potential ritual use of cannabis at the Oracle of Delphi and other sites. The alleged archeological find of ancient hashish at the Nekyomanteion (a place for consulting the dead) on the River Acheron (one of the most famous entrances to the netherworld) as discussed in the book 'Mysteries of the Oracles' . The use of cannabis infused incenses and wines in ancient Greece, with a discussion on Homer's 'nepenthe', as well as a look at lotions and ointments that were applied vaginally. The various names cannabis may have been known by during the classic period, and much, much more........ Written, Directed and Produced by Chris Bennett www.forbiddenfruitpublishing.com with some assistance from www.kush.ca Music Orpheus's Lyre: Lament For Solo Lyre in the Just Intonation of Antiquity Michael Levy www.ancient lyre.com "HYMN TO THE SUN" By Mesomides of Crete (130 AD) Performed by Michael Levy www.ancient lyre.com Ancient Greek War Music From Antti Martikainen
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Sacred Temple Prostitution and Ancient Goddess Cult Worship - ROBERT SEPEHR
Did prostitution really exist in the temples of antiquity? According to the Greek geographer Strabo, "virgin daughters," hardly 12 years old, were dedicated to goddess cult prostitution. There were allegedly one thousand “sacred prostitutes” at the temple of Aphrodite at Corinth. Robert Sepehr is an author, producer and anthropologist specializing in linguistics, archeology, and paleobiology (archeogenetics). http://amazon.com/Robert-Sepehr/e/B00XTAB1YC/
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Most CRAZY Things Ancient Greeks Did!
Check out the most crazy things ancient greeks did! This top 10 list of crazy facts about ancient greece and their culture is absolutely amazing! Subscribe For New Videos! http://goo.gl/UIzLeB Watch our "Ancient Objects And HOW They Were Used!" video here: https://youtu.be/0de2nV8OHJk Watch our "Most MYSTERIOUS Ocean Facts!" video here: https://youtu.be/BzrlpgRVPQg Watch our "Most STRANGE Things Found On The Beach!" video here: https://youtu.be/cQjpze_4z5U 10. Milo of Croton The Ancient Greeks invented progressive strength training. Milo of Croton won six Olympiads in the wrestling events. He also won multiple times at the Pythian Games, Isthmian Games, and Nemean Games. Milo loved to show off his strength and dexterity. According to sources, his favorite trick was to hold a pomegranate and have people try to take it from him. No one was strong enough to take the pomegranate from him and he also managed to not damage the fruit. How did he gain such prodigious strength and skill? According to popular legend, Milo noticed a newborn calf near his home. He decided to lift the animal and carry it on his shoulders. He returned the next day and did it again. He did it every day until the calf grew to a four-year-old bull. Thus was progressive strength training born. Here’s another wild athlete story. Theagenes of Thasos was a formidable fighter who won over 1,300 bouts over his two decade career. He even won a crown for long-distance running in the city of Argos. As a boxer, he was never defeated. According to legend, years after his, a vandal tried to deface a statue honoring Theagenes. The bronze statue broke in half and crushed the would-be criminal. 9. Birth Control by Sneezing The Ancient Greeks had various forms of birth control. Some forms involved certain herbs and plants, which worked very well. However, one physician, Soranus, advised women to do something a little odd. After intercourse, women were told to squat and sneeze to avoid becoming pregnant. He also suggested jumping up and down to dislodge the sperm. If that’s not crazy enough for you, the website Snopes.com was still debunking the “jump up and down” method of birth control as recently as 2007. 8. Brazen Bull In the 6th century BC, a brass worker named Perilaus of Athens created a large, hollow bull made of brass and gave it to a ruler named Phalaris. A door on the side of the bull allowed a man to climb into the sculpture. Once the door was closed, a fire could be lit from underneath and slowly roast the person. But it doesn’t end there. In the head of the bull was a series of stops and pipes that transformed the screams of the person into “the tenderest, most pathetic, most melodious of bellowings”. Phalaris was far from impressed. So disgusted by the piece, he asked Perilaus to climb into the bull and demonstrate the capabilities of the pipes. Once inside, Phalaris shut the door and ordered a fire lit beneath the bull. He reportedly said, “Receive the due reward of your wondrous art; let the music-maker be the first to play.” Before Perilaus, they removed him from the bull and threw him off a cliff. Despite Phalaris’s disgust, the brazen bull became the most common form of in Ancient Greece. Here’s an extra fact. Phalaris was a tyrant ruling in Acragas in Sicily from 570 BC to 554. He’s known for several building projects but he did have a cruel streak that made him the proverbial “evil tyrant”. According to legend, after he was overthrown by a general, the new ruler ordered Phalaris to roast inside the brazen bull. 7. Victorious Corpse Did you know? Cheating was a huge problem in Ancient Greek sport, just like today. Most of the time, it was the usual bribery or foul moves during games. Here is a picture of a scene on a kylix depicting two pankratists fighting. One of them is trying to gouge out the eye of his opponent while simultaneously biting. The umpire is preparing to strike the fighter for the foul. Some fighters would find an easier way and try to curse or hex their opponents using “curse tablets” to make them lose. An event held during the Olympic Games was the pankration, which was a mixed martial arts style that blended boxing and wrestling. Most famous of the pankratists was Arrhachion. During the 54th Olympiad in 564 BC, Arrhachion entered the pankration to defend his championship. However, his opponent got the better of him and put Arrachion into a chokehold. It is said Arrhachion’s trainer shouted, “What a fine funeral if you do not submit at Olympia”. Arrhachion responded by twisting and kicking his opponent’s foot and dislocating it. The pain forced his opponent to surrender. Unfortunately, the move broke Arrhachion’s neck. Despite that, the judges named Arrhachion the victor. he successfully defended his title. His fame spread as people held him up as the athletic ideal. Geographer Pausanias mentioned a statue immortalizing Arrhachion during his description of Phigalia
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CRAZY Stuff The Ancient Greeks Did!
Mind-blowing crazy things the Ancient Greeks did! The most shocking facts about the mythology, medical practices, technology, beauty treatments and bathroom habits of Ancient Greek Civilization! From what they used for toilet paper to their unusual workout clothes, we look at strange and bizarre facts about the Ancient Greeks #13. “Apple of My Eye”- There have been some really strange ways that people have expressed their love for each other, but the Greeks nailed it with the weird tradition of throwing an apple at the person you wanted to marry. If the person you wanted to marry caught the apple, this would mean they accepted your proposal. The sources don’t say how hard they threw the apple, but it is fun to picture an ancient greek chucking the apple as hard as they can, giving the phrase ‘think fast’ new meaning. This tradition stems from the belief that apples were sacred to the goddess Aphrodite as she was awarded a golden one when Paris of Troy chose her as the most beautiful of all goddesses--which he only did because she promised him Helen of Troy, inevitably starting the Trojan War. Because Aphrodite was the goddess of love, apples became a large part of Greek romantic tradition. Aside from proposals, it was common for newlyweds to eat apples on their wedding night and people gave apples to each other as an ancient type of valentine. #12. “Political Exile”-In a practice which we wish was still in use today, if the ancient Athenians thought anyone, especially politicians, were doing a terrible job or were considered politically or socially dangerous to the city, the citizens were allowed to take a vote on whether or not the person should be exiled. This practice was known as ostrakismos [aw-strah-kiz-mos] which is the origin of the English word ostracise. If the person received 6,000 votes they would be banished from Athens for ten years, and if they attempted to return they would be executed. However, on some occasions after a few years they could be voted back, which happened a few times when the city needed the person. #10. “Tax Shaming”- In order for a democracy to function properly you would think that strict rules on taxation would have to be enforced so that the rich wouldn’t take advantage, but in ancient Greece this was far from the case. The Greeks practiced self-policing in many ways and the idea of paying your own fair share for the greater good was no different. Yes, there were rich and there were poor, but the Greeks had an ingrained understanding that in order for society as a whole to improve everyone had to make sacrifices. For those blessed by the gods with wealth it was only natural to give back. For the most part, in modern society this is something that must be forced on people via law, otherwise, there would never be funding for public works or necessary governmental institutions. To get the rich to pony up--all the Greeks had to do was to accuse someone of being frugal in their donations. This was a rare occurrence, because in ancient Greece, the way to really brag about one’s wealth was to give the biggest donation. It was also embedded in their culture that most riches were accrued via luck, so there was no inherent shame in being financially less fortunate.
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The Spartans - Part 1 of 3 (Ancient Greece Documentary) | Timeline
Check out our new website for more incredible history documentaries: HD and ad-free. http://bit.ly/2O6zUsK The Spartans chronicles the rise and fall of one of the most extreme civilisations the world has ever witnessed. A civilization that was founded on discipline, sacrifice and frugality where the onus was on the collective and the goal was to create the perfect state, and the perfect warrior. Classical historian Bettany Hughes reveals the secrets and complexities of everyday Spartan life: homosexuality was compulsory, money was outlawed, equality was enforced, weak boys were put to death and women enjoyed a level of social and sexual freedom that was unheard of in the ancient world. It was a nation of fearsome fighters where a glorious death was treasured. This can be aptly demonstrated by the kamikaze last stand at Thermopylae, where King Leonidas and his warriors fought with swords, hands and teeth to fend off the Persian invaders and show the rest of the world what it meant to be Spartan. Sparta was ruthlessly militaristic and founded on a belief that good order and justice protected against chaos and lawlessness. Policed by secret spies the society was supported by a nation of slaves so all Spartan men had to do was fight. Boys were indoctrinated with the Spartan code of death and glory, separated from their mothers at seven and left to fend for themselves. It led Aristotle to comment that Sparta "turned its children into animals." The training continued throughout adolescence, the most able boys being let loose as death squads preying on the slave population to keep them quiet. It cannot lay claim to the philosophers or artists of Athens but Sparta contributed as much to western civilisation as Athens did. Indeed it was Sparta, not Athens that was the first city to offer citizenship to its inhabitants. To many, the ideals formed 2500 years ago in Sparta can be seen as a fore-runner of modern-day totalitarianism. By setting out to create a perfect society protected by perfect warriors, Sparta made an enemy of change. A collapsing birth-rate, too few warriors, rebellious slaves, and outdated attitudes to weaponry and warfare combined to sow the seeds of Sparta's destruction. Eventually the once great warrior state was reduced to a stop for Roman tourists who came to view the bizarre sado-masochistic rituals. Documentary first broadcast in 2003. Content licensed from DRG. Produced by Lion Television Limited.
The Origins of Animal Sacrifice
Animal sacrifice. It is one of humanity's oldest rituals. But how old? When did this ritual originate? Part 2: Ancient Greek Sacrifice: Why did they do it? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CuzOezP5ifI&lc=Ugx66NXtqNP2ZSZLWhx4AaABAg Twitter: @andrewmarkhenry Facebook: www.facebook.com/religionforbreakfast Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/religionforbreakfast Andrew's religious studies book recommendations: http://amazon.com/shop/religionforbreakfast RIP Dr. Jonathan Z. Smith. This episode was filmed before I was made aware of his death on Dec. 30th, 2017. His death is a loss to the entire discipline of religious studies, and we are indebted to his scholarship. The video that almost made me faint. Don't watch if you can't handle it. Watch it if you want to experience one of the most widespread rituals in human history: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qwwKnkpB0rU&t=28s Photograph attributions: Homolovi II ruins: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:HOMOLOVI_II.jpg Machu Picchu: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:80_-_Machu_Picchu_-_Juin_2009_-_edit.2.jpg Reindeer herd: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Reindeer_Herd_on_Ikpek_Beach_(7726663570).jpg Reconstruction of auroch hunt cave painting: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:A_reconstruction_of_the_aurochs_hunting_scene_in_the_mural..jpg Four horned altar: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/0f/Tel_Be%27er_Sheva%2C_Altar_01.jpg Greco Roman sacrifice: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Religion_in_ancient_Rome#/media/File:Stockholm_-_Antikengalerie_Opferszene.jpg Bibliography Walter Burkert, Homo Necans: The Anthropology of Ancient Greek Sacrificial Ritual and Myth. See especially p. 14 for the discussion of the mammoth skulls. https://books.google.com/books?id=pNGOeAh1780C&pg=PA14&lpg=PA14&dq=27+mammoth+skulls+circle&source=bl&ots=e7qOlg-aJY&sig=LonvXzvdDt0x_GCEe6c-k3ZIsKg&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjWwL3ysprRAhXCWCYKHQDrBZcQ6AEIPDAF#v=onepage&q=27%20mammoth%20skulls%20circle&f=false Jonathan Z. Smith, "The Domesticated Sacrifice," in Relation Religion: Essays in the Study of Religion. For an extensive discussion of the lamb burial at Catalhoyuk, see N. Russell and B.S. During, "Worthy is the Lamb: A Double Burial at Neolithic Catalhoyuk," Paleorient, vol. 32/1, p. 73-84. The reconstruction of the burial that I show comes from page 79 and is by John Gordon Swogger. I claim that my use of the image falls under Fair Use. https://www.academia.edu/151744/Worthy_is_the_lamb_A_double_burial_at_Neolithic_%C3%87atalh%C3%B6y%C3%BCk_Turkey_ Nerissa Russell, Social Zooarchaeology: Humans and Animals in Prehistory
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Sex in Ancient Rome: Behind the Tales of Wild Eroticism, a Different Truth | Mary Beard
Cambridge professor and author Mary Beard explores the mythical sex stories of the Roman Empire, before she lays down the realities. Beard's latest book is "S.P.Q.R.: A History of Ancient Rome" (http://goo.gl/MMAUkn). Read more at BigThink.com: http://bigthink.com/videos/mary-beard-on-sexual-practices-of-ancient-romans Follow Big Think here: YouTube: http://goo.gl/CPTsV5 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BigThinkdotcom Twitter: https://twitter.com/bigthink Transcript - Sex is one of the things that has always absolutely enticed us about the Roman Empire. And the Roman Empire is always represented as the place where people did frightful things and where in a sense there were no sexual rules. Anything went. Everybody had a good time. And there are indeed wonderful stories about the excesses of Roman emperors and their wives. One of everybody’s favorites is the story of the Roman Emperor Tiberius who used to go off to his villa in Capri where he had a great swimming pool. And he had specially trained little boys who swam underwater while the emperor was swimming and nibbled his genitals. And he called them his little minnows. And it wasn’t just the emperors. There was a very famous Roman Empress Messalina who’s the wife of a slightly doddery old emperor Claudius. And she was supposed to have challenged the prostitutes of Rome to a competition to see how many men they could sleep with in a single night. And of course Messalina beat all the prostitutes. Now some of this might be going on some of this but I suspect that just as those kind of exploits of Roman emperors are all fantasies, can we think of the most amazing things that people can get up to. So also they would have fantasies of Roman writers too when they kind of invented these stories about people in power. And, you know, I think there are very, very important differences between ancient sexual behavior and our own. But not quite so clearly in the level of absolute excess. And I think for a woman the biggest thing, the biggest difference you’d see is a complete double standard. That’s to say in an ordinary Roman household the woman was expected to be absolutely faithful to her husband, no sex with anyone else. The husband it was quite all right for him to sleep with the slaves, male and female, anybody he fancied. There was no such restraint on him. And of course that relates in a way back to basic anxieties and worries of a very patriarchal community such as Rome. Read Full Transcript Here: http://goo.gl/NVJdci.
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4 Ancient Greek Beauty Secrets To Reverse Aging Naturally! Greek Beauty Rituals
Greece, the land of Aphrodite the goddess of beauty, and Helen of Troy who launched a thousand ships, has a legacy of beauty. Greece is considered the birthplace of the arts and the home of classic beauty. The beauty of the Greek women has always been considered a gift from the gods, which meant health, physical and mental strength, luck and outer beauty. Greek women are known all over the world for the beauty that they hold. They believe in practicing the age old beauty remedies so that their skin can glow with radiance. It’s always fascinating to learn about the ways that people of the past used to enhance their beauty. They had no chemical loaded serums during those time and they could only use the natural resources that they had in hand. Now lets take a look at how Greek women kept themselves looking good since ancient time! Olive oil It is said that the olive trees first grew in Ancient Greece. An olive tree is believed to be a sacred tree because it is said that The Goddess ‘Athena’ had gifted an olive tree to the Athenians which grew next to the Acropolis, presumably in honor of the city state’s devotion to her. Olive oil has been a huge part of life in Greece since ancient time. Olive tree symbolizes wealth, health, beauty, wisdom and abundance during ancient time in Greece. Homer refers to olive oil as ‘liquid gold". Ancient Greek women were the first to use olive oil as a moisturizer. Olive oil helps to revitalize dry skin and contributes to the cell renewal process. Regular application of olive oil on the skin will not only reduce wrinkles but also moisturizes the skin and removes dead skin cells. Unlike commercial moisturizers that can clog pores and exacerbate current skin conditions, olive oil penetrates deeply into the skin and provides a long-lasting shield of moisture to keep skin smooth and supple. Try using organic olive oil at night as a substitute for your chemical-loaded regular moisturizer. 2. Greek yogurt Greek yogurt is heavily strained to remove liquid whey and lactose, leaving behind a tangy, creamy product. Greek yogurt has double the protein, half the carbs and half the sodium of the regular variety yogurt. Chock full of protein, calcium, vitamin D, and probiotics, there’s no doubt Greek yogurt provides delicious benefits for your insides, but its skincare benefits are pretty impressive too. It contains lactic acid, an alpha hydroxy acid, that dissolves dead skin cells. This gentle exfoliation not only helps to create a natural glow and prevent breakouts, but works to diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. 3. Rose bath Rose petals sprinkled in a bath are the image of luxury and self love. Taking rose bath at least once a week can help to even out skin tone and also tighten pores. The antioxidant properties of rose water help to strengthen skin cells and regenerate skin tissues. It also helps aging skin, keeping fine lines and wrinkles at bay. 4. Clay to draw out toxins The ancient Greeks knew all about the benefits of clay masks, long before modern cosmetics companies caught on to the idea. Clay is a versatile natural substance that does wonders for skin. When combined with water and left to dry on the skin as a clay mask, the clay is able to bind to bacteria and toxins living on the surface of the skin and within pores to extract these out from your body. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Like us on Facebook: https://goo.gl/eBW5tz Contact us: For All Business opportunities, please email: [email protected] Please subscribe my channel: https://goo.gl/1ROjWP Please click the bell button to get notified about my videos. I promise to give useful tips to enhance your beauty and health. You're free to use this song and monetize your video, but you must include the following in your video description: Cattails - Thatched Villagers by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100743 Artist: http://incompetech.com/
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Hair History: Ancient Greece
In this episode of Hair History I'm going to tell you all about the hair customs, fashions and rituals of the Ancient Greeks. My blog: http://www.loepsie.com My vlog channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/LoepsiesLife Follow me on twitter: http://twitter.com/Loepsie Follow me on Instagram: http://instagram.com/Loepsies Like my Facebook page: http://facebook.com/LoepsieOfficial
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Ancient Greek funeral and burial practices
Hey time to learn some ancient Greek funeral and burial practices... Darkening Developments by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution licence (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100267 Artist: http://incompetech.com/ music for the intro is by the permission i can use of :Derek Fiechter Youtube : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vslsS-Uu5x4 iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/derek-fiechter/id537301417 perhaps leave a comment, subscribe and like ! i hope you all have enjoyed stay groovy. my channel : https://www.youtube.com/user/SuperTarihci/videos follow me : https://twitter.com/GroovyHistorian check out my groovy historical blog : http://officalgroovyhistorian.com/ itunes : https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/groovy-historians-podcast/id972443344
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Homosexuality in Ancient Greece : The Truth
If you want to read it in text form, follow this link: http://www.freewebs.com/lesgaybitrans/blog.htm?blogentryid=4149982 Other interesting links: http://www.livius.org/ho-hz/homosexuality/homosexuality.html http://www.experiencefestival.com/homosexuality_in_ancient_greece_-_mythology Kinaidoi were called the exclusive adult homosexuals that did not make kids so they were useless. They didn't have the right to vote but there was no such thing as antihomosexual law against them (as many fascists slash bigots may try to convince you). Etymology of a word is useless, unless we find the use of the word in ancient scripts. This leads to the meaning: lecher, lustful Kinaidoi were the adult men who, after the 'effect' of the pederasty, didn't not have any curiosity for vaginas. It was something acceptable and tolerant. As told before, homosexuality in various forms was something normal in ancient world. The Bisexual Behavior was the accepted one for an adult man. The only thing that ancients greeks prohibited was the male prostitution (that's what Timarhus did). They believed that if a man can sell his body so easily for money, he can also sell his country, so that man would lose his rights as Athenian citizen. Also there wasn't such thing as marriage between 2 men, who couldn't live under the same roof. Marriage was the union of a man and a woman with ultimate goal to create family. Other than that, no form of sexual activity was considered unnatural, or perversion, or abnormal. :) Spencer, Collins: Histoire de l'homosexualité, Agora Pocket, Paris 1995 Dover, Kenneth J.: Greek Homosexuality, Vintage Books, 1978 Thornton, Bruce S.: Eros: the Myth of Ancient Greek Sexuality, Westview Press, 1997 Calame, Claude: L'Éros dans la Grèce antique, Belin, Paris 2000 Cantarella, Eva: Bisexuality in the Ancient World, 2nd edition, Yale University Press, 2002 Ludwig, Paul Walter: Eros and Polis: Desire and Community in Greek Political Theory. Cambridge, 2002 Hubbard, Thomas K.: Homosexuality in Greece and Rome: A Sourcebook of Basic Documents, University of California Press, 2003 Laurin, Joseph: Homosexuality in Ancient Athens, Trafford 2005 Πιτσάκης, Κων/νος: Η θέση των ομοφυλοφίλων στη βυζαντινή κοινωνία, στο Οι περιθωριακοί στο Βυζάντιο, Πρακτικά ημερίδας, εκδ. Ίδρυμα Γουλανδρή-Χόρν, Αθήνα 1993 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kenneth_J._Dover http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greek_Homosexuality http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bruce_Thornton http://www.amazon.com/Homosexuality-Greece-Rome-Sourcebook-Documents/dp/0520234308/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1214134366&sr=1-1
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Ancient Greek Rites: Apollo
Some things to remember. When using oil, remember that if you're concerned that it may discolor your statue, don't use it. I would recommend finding another way to anoint it that is in line with ancient Greek practices and worldviews, or that do not contradict them. Lastly, when the ritual is over, remember that there is always good time for meditation on Apollon to receive His guidance and presence. The sweetness of the incense should help you with relaxation.
Views: 729 Chris Aldridge
Chiara Baldini - Rediscovering Dionysus: Gender, Nature and Politics in Ancient Ecstatic Rituals
Chiara Baldini is an independent researcher from Florence (Italy), passionate about exploring how consciousness altering practices were used in the course of European history, particularly in ancient Greece and Rome. The practice of altered states of consciousness has accompanied and inspired the evolution of human culture since time immemorial. In Europe for thousands of years the ingestion of psychotropic plants, trance dancing to the sound of the frame drum and ritual sexuality were the preferred means to enter into a state of deep connection with nature and channel its wisdom. In this presentation we will explore how these primordial shamanic practices survived into the historical period to spread and flourish in the ancient Greek and Roman civilizations. In particular we will look at how the rituals of Dionysus offered the possibility to construct alternative gender roles and the reactions of the ruling classes both in ancient Greece and Rome.
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Roman Temples VS Greek Temples - Understanding The Differences
Ancient Roman temples were among the most important buildings in Roman culture... only a few survive in any sort of complete state. The most common architectural plan had a rectangular temple raised on a high podium, with a clear front with a portico at the top of steps, and a triangular pediment above columns. Public religious ceremonies of the official Roman religion took place outdoors. Some remains of many Roman temples survive but the relatively few near-complete examples were nearly all converted to Christian churches. Greek temples interiors too did not serve as meeting places, since the sacrifices and rituals dedicated to the respective deity took place outside them. Greek temples were designed and constructed according to set proportions, mostly determined by the lower diameter of the columns or by the dimensions of the foundation levels. The nearly mathematical strictness of the basic designs thus reached was lightened by optical refinements. In spite of the still widespread idealised image, Greek temples were painted - bright reds and blues contrasted with the white of the building stones or of stucco. The more elaborate temples were equipped with very rich figural decoration in the form of reliefs and pedimental sculpture. Canonical Greek temples maintained the same basic structure throughout many centuries. The Greeks used a limited number of spatial components, influencing the plan, and of architectural members, determining the elevation. Link to the 12 Olympians video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dVM5SbDTdWU Consider supporting my gofundme campaign :D https://www.gofundme.com/muromachi-period-samurai-armour Follow me on my social networks: https://www.patreon.com/themetatron https://www.instagram.com/metatron_youtube/ https://www.facebook.com/Metatron-1538668943017953/?fref=ts https://twitter.com/pureMetatron http://realmetatron.tumblr.com/ Royalty free music by Epidemic Sound: intro ES_Knights Templar 1 - Johannes Bornlöf intro 2 ES_Medieval Adventure 01 - Johannes Bornlöf outro ES_Knights Templar 2 - Johannes Bornlöf Check out the facebook page of the photographer who works with me, he has lots of fantastic pictures https://www.facebook.com/amedeo.caporrimo?fref=ts and his instagram https://www.facebook.com/amedeo.caporrimo?fref=ts Check out my friend Salvo's channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyhvVE5jjPp4p2-qyvH4_6w
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Ancient Greek Sacrifice: Why did they do it?
When we think about animal sacrifice, ancient societies such as the Greeks come to mind. But why did they ritually slaughter animals? What did this do for their society? Part 1: The Origins of Animal Sacrifice: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mw8JD972M78 Thank you to our patrons on Patreon who support this channel! Patreon: www.patreon.com/religionforbreakfast Facebook. www.facebook.com/religionforbreakfast Twitter: @andrewmarkhenry Andrew's religious studies book recommendations: http://amazon.com/shop/religionforbreakfast Photo attributions: Sphageion: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Sphageion_01_pushkin.jpg Roman Procession image: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Turquie_2009_212a_Pamukkale_Hierapolis.jpg Hermes altar, Agora of the Competaliasts on Delos: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Ancient_Greek_Altar_Hermes_Delos_102292.jpg limestone Cypriot priest: https://www.metmuseum.org/toah/works-of-art/74.51.2466/ Demeter votive: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/5f/Votive_relief_sacrifice_Louvre_Ma756.jpg
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[Occult Lecture] Forgotten Rituals, Initiations and Mysteries of Greece and Rome
In this lecture, Manly P. Hall discussed the state mysteries of Greece and Rome and related issues. [Occult Lecture] Forgotten Rituals, Initiations and Mysteries of Greece and Rome by Manly P. Hall (Audiobook)
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Pontians perform Ancient Greek Ritual dance, Momogeri
http;//CosmosPhilly.com. Upper Darby, PA - Greek Festival fans who attended St. Demetrios festival, were treated to a special performance by the "Akritai" Dance troupe a few weeks ago. While most dance troupes featured regional folk dances from throughout Greece, the Akritai introduced something new, that from the past. They took the attendee on a trip back to the ancient world, to the land of Pontos, and blended theatre and dance. Momogeri is an old genuine form of Greek traditional folk theater, the most ancient ritual revived today in Greece. The Greeks of Pontos preserved the custom of Momogeri for centuries. After the Asia Minor catastrophe of 1922 and the exchange of populations, they brought with them the ancient custom to Greece, in addition to their language, dancing, folk music, and other customs. The name Momogeri derives from the composition of the words "momos" and "geros." Momos was the God of Laughter and Satyr in ancient times. He was the personification of censure and condemnation. The word "geros" refers to the old connoisseurs of mystical ceremonies, the "priests" of the time. There are many people involved in this custom and they are divided in two groups, theater and dance. The theater element involves people dressed as: two brides, an old man with his wife, a gypsy with a bear, a Doctor, a Policeman, and the Devil. The dance element consists of a Leader and twelve dancers. The actors consciously seek to entertain, bring happiness and of course to be treated by the hosts of the houses they visit. This custom is a way to welcome the New Year, but most of all it is a way to entertain. It is a Greek traditional street theater of the people who aim to spread cheer, joy and laughter.
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Ancient Greek - rituals - celebration Olympus   (ΠΡΟΜΗΘΕΙΑ 2013) ΠΟΜΠΗ ΟΛΟΚΛΗΡΗ
Ancient Greek rituals-Olympus-celebration (ΠΡΟΜΗΘΕΙΑ 2013) ΠΟΜΠΗ ΟΛΟΚΛΗΡΗ
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Ancient Greek - rituals - celebration Olympus   (ΠΡΟΜΗΘΕΙΑ 2013)  ΚΑΘΑΡΜΟΙ
Ancient Greek - rituals - celebration Olympus (ΠΡΟΜΗΘΕΙΑ 2013) ΚΑΘΑΡΜΟΙ
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HISTORY OF IDEAS - Ancient Greece
We know we’re meant to think that Ancient Greece was a cradle of civilisation; but what exactly did the Greeks contribute to humanity? Here is a list of some of their greatest and most relevant achievements. If you like our films take a look at our shop (we ship worldwide): http://www.theschooloflife.com/shop/all/ Please help us to make films by subscribing here: http://tinyurl.com/o28mut7 Brought to you by http://www.theschooloflife.com Produced in collaboration with Mike Booth http://www.youtube.com/somegreybloke #TheSchoolOfLife
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Ancient Greek - rituals - celebration Olympus   (ΠΡΟΜΗΘΕΙΑ 2013) ΔΙΟΝΥΣΙΑΚΑ
Ancient Greek rituals-Olympus-celebration (ΠΡΟΜΗΘΕΙΑ 2013) ΔΙΟΝΥΣΙΑΚΑ
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History of Theatre 1 - From Ritual to Theatre (Subtitles: English, Español, Dutch)
On the origins of Western theater, ancient Greek theatre. More on this subject - Mark Damen: http://www.usu.edu/markdamen/ClasDram/chapters/021origins.htm Spanish translation: Jc m edu (thanks!) Dutch translation: Dirk Lenart (thanks!) Personae: Dionysus, Zeus, Arion, Thespis, hypokrites - the answerer, Peisistratus, Phrynichus, Xerxes, Phoenician women, Aeschylus, Agamemnon, Clytemnestra, Cassandra, Aegisthus. Terms: Orchestra, thymele - altar, tragos - goat, dithyramb - hymn in honor of Dionysus, chorus, extase, enthoustase, The City of Dionysia Festival in Athens, tragedy, Trojan war, skene, prologue, parodos, exodus. See my playlist on theatre: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLA77B5E2507D2B7E0 7:35 - Subtitle must be: "Parodos"
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Curse Your Neighbors for Fun and Profit!  (Ancient Greek Edition)
In Ancient Greece, while luminaries of rationality like Plato and Sophocles were writing brilliant, ineffable works of literature, it was a common practice to curse people with lead tablets and voodoo dolls. Yep, you heard that right-- Ancient Greek voodoo dolls. Further Reading: I got the text of this curse tablet from Stephen Colvin's "A Historical Greek Reader: Mycenaean to Koine," which I highly recommend if you know Ancient Greek and are looking to dip your toe in dialectal material. (It's also worth a look if you want to see what regular non-literary Greeks thought was worth writing down.) It doesn't have as much Greek text as Buck's "Greek Dialects," but the linguistic discussion is up to date, the selection of texts is good, and each text comes with translation and detailed commentary. (Not an affilaite link). https://www.amazon.com/Historical-Greek-Reader-Mycenaean-Koine/dp/0199226601 My main source for the background on Ancient Greek curse rituals was Christopher Faraone's paper, "The Agonistic Context of Early Greek Binding Spells," in the collection "Magika Hiera: Ancient Greek Magic and Religion." (Not an affiliate link.) https://www.amazon.com/Magika-Hiera-Ancient-Greek-Religion-ebook/dp/B000QZ8PA6/ And, here is an interview with Dr. Faraone about Greek curse rituals and how he came to study them. Free! Not behind a paywall! http://fathom.lib.uchicago.edu/1/777777122300/ Errata: I mispronounced "kapelon" around 1:06. I mispronounced "toutous" around 2:16. I mispronounced "aspharagiai" around 2:16. (In case anyone was wondering which was right-- the text, or what I was saying.)
Views: 317 Dr. Word Person
Hecate ~ Ancient Worship Rituals of the Triple Goddess
The Goddess Hecate: some of her history and how her devotees would worship her in Ancient Times. https://www.etsy.com/listing/615483336/hecate-goddess-altar-shrine-key-cabinet https://www.etsy.com/listing/608538893/hecate-goddess-altar-shrine-mothers-day https://www.etsy.com/listing/517721479/hecate-goddess-oil-in-glass-bottle-bath Thanks for watching! Please like, share, and subscribe. http://www.facebook.com/jewelsofceren
Views: 1039 GypsyWitchMagick
Greek Orgies, Roman Brothels and the Kama Sutra I SEX DURING ANTIQUITY
Sex already played a vital role in the societies of Ancient Greece and Ancient Rome. Who could have intercourse with whom was laid out carefully. But even back then the followers of Dionysus and the women in the brothels of Pompeii knew how to shift these borders. And then there was the Kama Sutra which was not just about Sex as many think today but about a path to happiness which involved sexual pleasure. » The Complete PLAYLIST: http://bit.ly/HistoryOfSex » JOIN OUR COMMUNITY FOR MORE HISTORY KNOWLEDGE! Write us on Facebook: http://bit.ly/ITSHISTORYfb Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/thehistoryshow Your photos on Instagram: https://instagram.com/itshistorychannel » Interested in the First World War? Check out our PARTNER channel THE GREAT WAR! https://www.youtube.com/user/TheGreatWar » SOURCES Videos: British Pathé (https://www.youtube.com/user/britishpathe) Pictures: mainly Picture Alliance Content: » ABOUT US IT’S HISTORY is a ride through history - Join us discovering the world’s most important eras in IN TIME, BIOGRAPHIES of the GREATEST MINDS and the most important INVENTIONS. » HOW CAN I SUPPORT YOUR CHANNEL? You can support us by sharing our videos with your friends and spreading the word about our work. » CAN I EMBED YOUR VIDEOS ON MY WEBSITE? Of course, you can embed our videos on your website. We are happy if you show our channel to your friends, fellow students, classmates, professors, teachers or neighbors. Or just share our videos on Facebook, Twitter, Reddit etc. Subscribe to our channel and like our videos with a thumbs up. » CAN I SHOW YOUR VIDEOS IN CLASS? Of course! Tell your teachers or professors about our channel and our videos. We’re happy if we can contribute with our videos. » CREDITS Presented by: Guy Kiddey Script by: Translated by: Guy Kiddey Directed by: Daniel Czepelczauer Director of Photography: Markus Kretzschmar Music: Markus Kretzschmar Sound Design: Bojan Novic Editing: Markus Kretzschmar A Mediakraft Networks original channel Based on a concept by Florian Wittig and Daniel Czepelczauer Executive Producers: Astrid Deinhard-Olsson, Spartacus Olsson Head of Production: Michael Wendt Producer: Daniel Czepelczauer Social Media Manager: Laura Pagan Contains material licensed from British Pathé All rights reserved - © Mediakraft Networks GmbH, 2015
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[Mythology Audiobook on Egyptian Gods, Cosmology and Rituals] The Religion of Ancient Egypt
The first chapter is more of a general introduction and the more interesting part (chapter 2) starts at 8:45 mark. The author was considered as the father of Egyptian Archaeology. The thumbnail picture was taken by Jean-Pierre Dalbéra and please visit the following URL for more information on Dalbéra and the picture (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:La_tombe_de_Horemheb_(KV.57)_(Vall%C3%A9e_des_Rois_Th%C3%A8bes_ouest)_-4.jpg) [Mythology Audiobook] The Religion of Ancient Egypt by William Matthew Flinders Petrie (1853 - 1942)
Views: 39090 Intellectual Exercise
Thespis, Athens, and The Origins of Greek Drama: Crash Course Theater #2
This week on Crash Course Theater, Mike is acting like theater started in Greece. Well, for the western theater, this is true. The earliest recorded drama in the west arose in Athen, and these early plays grew out or religious ritual. Namely, they evolved from the worship of Dionysus, god of wine, fertility, and RITUAL MADNESS. That's right. I said RITUAL MADNESS Crash Course is on Patreon! You can support us directly by signing up at http://www.patreon.com/crashcourse Thanks to the following Patrons for their generous monthly contributions that help keep Crash Course free for everyone forever: Mark Brouwer, Nickie Miskell Jr., Jessica Wode, Eric Prestemon, Kathrin Benoit, Tom Trval, Jason Saslow, Nathan Taylor, Divonne Holmes à Court, Brian Thomas Gossett, Khaled El Shalakany, Indika Siriwardena, Robert Kunz, SR Foxley, Sam Ferguson, Yasenia Cruz, Daniel Baulig, Eric Koslow, Caleb Weeks, Tim Curwick, Evren Türkmenoğlu, Alexander Tamas, Justin Zingsheim, D.A. Noe, Shawn Arnold, mark austin, Ruth Perez, Malcolm Callis, Ken Penttinen, Advait Shinde, Cody Carpenter, Annamaria Herrera, William McGraw, Bader AlGhamdi, Vaso, Melissa Briski, Joey Quek, Andrei Krishkevich, Rachel Bright, Alex S, Mayumi Maeda, Kathy & Tim Philip, Montather, Jirat, Eric Kitchen, Moritz Schmidt, Ian Dundore, Chris Peters, Sandra Aft, Steve Marshall -- Want to find Crash Course elsewhere on the internet? Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/YouTubeCrashCourse Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/TheCrashCourse Tumblr - http://thecrashcourse.tumblr.com Support Crash Course on Patreon: http://patreon.com/crashcourse CC Kids: http://www.youtube.com/crashcoursekids
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Top 5 Most CRAZY Things Ancient Greeks Did
Top 5 Most CRAZY Things Ancient Greeks Did Our Facebook Page : https://www.facebook.com/crazyknowledgeworld/ Our Twitter Handle : https://twitter.com/ckw_ytchannel #CrazyKnowledgeWorld #Top5 #ViralVideos
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Bacchantes Women secret priestess of Bacchus Dark mystic wine ritual Essence occult power forest
Greek mythology, maenads or Bacchantes Ancient Greek: were the female followers of Dionysus/Bacchus and the most significant members of the Thiasus, the god's retinue. Their name literally translates as "raving ones". Maenads were known as Bassarids, Bacchae /ˈbækiː/ or Bacchantes /ˈbækənts, bəˈkænts, -ˈkɑːnts/ in Roman mythology after the penchant of the equivalent Roman god, Bacchus, to wear a bassaris or fox-skin. Often the maenads were portrayed as inspired by Dionysus into a state of ecstatic frenzy through a combination of dancing and intoxication. During these rites, the maenads would dress in fawn skins and carry a thyrsus, a long stick wrapped in ivy or vine leaves and tipped with a pine cone. They would weave ivy-wreaths around their heads or wear a bull helmet in honor of their god, and often handle or wear snakes. These women were mythologized as the 'mad women' who were nurses of Dionysus in Nysa. Lycurgus "chased the Nurses of the frenzied Dionysus through the holy hills of Nysa, and the sacred implements dropped to the ground from the hands of one and all, as the murderous Lycurgus struck them down with his ox-goad".They went into the mountains at night and practiced strange rites. According to Plutarch's Life of Alexander, maenads were called Mimallones and Klodones in Macedon, epithets derived from the feminine art of spinning wool.Nevertheless, these warlike parthenoi ("virgins") from the hills, associated with a Dionysios pseudanor "fake male Dionysus", routed an invading enemy. In southern Greece they were described with Bacchae, Bassarides, Thyiades, Potniades and other epithets. The term maenad has come to be associated with a wide variety of women, supernatural, mythological, and historical,associated with the god Dionysus and his worship. The Bacchanalia were Roman festivals of Bacchus, based on various ecstatic elements of the Greek Dionysia. They seem to have been popular, and well-organised, throughout the central and southern Italian peninsula. They were almost certainly associated with Rome's native cult of Liber, and probably arrived in Rome itself around 200 BC but like all mystery religions of the ancient world, very little is known of their rites. Livy, writing some 200 years after the event, offers a scandalised, extremely colourful account of the Bacchanalia. Modern scholarship takes a skeptical approach to his allegations of frenzied rites, sexually violent initiations of both sexes, all ages and all social classes, and the cult as a murderous instrument of conspiracy against the state. Livy claims that seven thousand cult leaders and followers were arrested, and that most were executed. Senatorial legislation to reform the Bacchanalia in 186 BC attempted to control their size, organisation, and priesthoods, under threat of the death penalty. This may have been motivated less by the kind of lurid and dramatic rumours that Livy describes than by the senate's determination to assert its civil and religious authority over Rome and her allies, after the prolonged social, political and military crisis of the Second Punic War. The reformed Bacchanalia rites may have been merged with the Liberalia festival. Bacchus, Liber and Dionysus became virtually interchangeable from the late Republican era onward, and their mystery cults persisted well into the Roman Imperial era. Dancing maenad. Detail from an Ancient Greek Paestum red-figure skyphos, made by Python, ca. 330-320 BC. British Museum, London In Euripides' play The Bacchae, maenads of Thebes murder King Pentheus after he bans the worship of Dionysus. Dionysus, Pentheus' cousin, himself lures Pentheus to the woods, where the maenads tear him apart. His corpse is mutilated by his own mother, Agave, who tears off his head, believing it to be that of a lion. A group of maenads also kill Orpheus. In ceramic art, the frolicking of Maenads and Dionysus is often a theme depicted on kraters, used to mix water and wine. These scenes show the maenads in their frenzy running in the forests, often tearing to pieces any animal they happen to come across. The Bacchanalia were Roman festivals of Bacchus, the Greco-Roman god of wine, freedom, intoxication and ecstasy. They were based on the Greek Dionysia and the Dionysian mysteries, and probably arrived in Rome c. 200 BC via the Greek colonies in southern Italy, and from Etruria, Rome's northern neighbour. Like all mystery cults, the Bacchanalia were held in strict privacy, and initiates were bound to secrecy; what little is known of the cult and its rites derives from Greek and Roman literature, plays, statuary and paintings.
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Pederasty in ancient Greece | Wikipedia audio article
This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: Pederasty in ancient Greece Listening is a more natural way of learning, when compared to reading. Written language only began at around 3200 BC, but spoken language has existed long ago. Learning by listening is a great way to: - increases imagination and understanding - improves your listening skills - improves your own spoken accent - learn while on the move - reduce eye strain Now learn the vast amount of general knowledge available on Wikipedia through audio (audio article). You could even learn subconsciously by playing the audio while you are sleeping! If you are planning to listen a lot, you could try using a bone conduction headphone, or a standard speaker instead of an earphone. You can find other Wikipedia audio articles too at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuKfABj2eGyjH3ntPxp4YeQ You can upload your own Wikipedia articles through: https://github.com/nodef/wikipedia-tts "The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing." - Socrates SUMMARY ======= Pederasty in ancient Greece was a socially acknowledged romantic relationship between an adult male (the erastes) and a younger male (the eromenos) usually in his teens. It was characteristic of the Archaic and Classical periods. The influence of pederasty on Greek culture of these periods was so pervasive that it has been called "the principal cultural model for free relationships between citizens."Some scholars locate its origin in initiation ritual, particularly rites of passage on Crete, where it was associated with entrance into military life and the religion of Zeus. It has no formal existence in the Homeric epics, and seems to have developed in the late 7th century BC as an aspect of Greek homosocial culture, which was characterized also by athletic and artistic nudity, delayed marriage for aristocrats, symposia, and the social seclusion of women. Pederasty was both idealized and criticized in ancient literature and philosophy. The argument has recently been made that idealization was universal in the Archaic period; criticism began in Athens as part of the general Classical Athenian reassessment of Archaic culture.Scholars have debated the role or extent of pederasty, which is likely to have varied according to local custom and individual inclination. The English word "pederasty" in present-day usage might imply the abuse of minors in certain jurisdictions, but Athenian law, for instance, recognized consent but not age as a factor in regulating sexual behavior.
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Pan - god - Son Of Hermes (Greek mythology)
LINK TO NEW CHANNEL: ▶ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpz1S84700sno_lfdxmbOtQ --~-- Pan from Greek Mythology is the god of the wild, shepherds and flocks, nature of mountain wilds and rustic music, and companion of the nymphs. The Son of Hermes, Pan has the hindquarters, legs, and horns of a goat. With his homeland in ancient rustic Arcadia, Pan is also recognized as the mystery god of fields, groves, and wooded glens because of this, Pan is connected to fertility and the season of spring. The word "panic" is a tribute to the god. Pan is also associated with an ancient mother goddess, perhaps Rhea or Cybele. The Greek mythology worship of Pan began in Arcadia which was always the principal seat of Pan's worship. Arcadia was a district of mountain people, culturally separated from other Greeks in Greek mythology. Arcadian hunters used to scourge the statue of the god if they had been disappointed in the chase. Being an ancient rustic god, Pan was not worshipped in temples or other built edifices, but in natural settings, usually caves or grottoes such as the one on the north slope of the Acropolis of Athens. These are often referred to as the Cave of Pan. The only exceptions are the Temple of Pan on the Neda River gorge in the southwestern Peloponnese, the ruins of which survive to this day and the Temple of Pan at Apollonopolis Magna in ancient Egypt. In the 4th century, BC Pan was depicted on the coinage of Pantikapaion. Generally, in ancient Greek mythology, he is the son of Hermes, although occasionally in some myths he is the son of Zeus or Dionysus, his mother is said to be a wood nymph, sometimes Dryope or, Penelope of Mantineia in ancient Arcadia. Greek mythology is the body of myths and teachings that belong to the ancient Greeks, concerning their gods and heroes, the nature of the world, and the origins and significance of their own cult and ritual practices. It was a part of the religion in ancient Greece. Modern scholars refer to and study the myths in an attempt to shed light on the religious and political institutions of ancient Greece and its civilization and to gain an understanding of the nature of myth-making itself. Greek mythology has had an extensive influence on the culture, arts, and literature of Western civilization and remains part of Western heritage and language. Poets and artists from ancient times to the present have derived inspiration from Greek mythology and have discovered contemporary significance and relevance in the themes. Watch Video for more information regarding the Son of Hermes, Pan from Greek mythology at ancient mystery on youtube. Photo Credits: _Satyr_ A Statue By Frank ‘Guy’ Lynch, Royal Botanical Gar… _ Flickr-CCA by SA 2.0 generic-by-MD111- Ankara_Muzeum_B19-36-CCA by SA 2.5 generic-Roweromaniak- apollo-and-the-muses-876292_960_720-CCO- Cole_Thomas_The_Course_of_Empire_The_Arcadian_or_Pastoral_State_1836-United States public domain tag- Desert_de_Retz_Temple_of_the_Pan_god_01-CCA by SA 1.0-2.0-2.5 generic-3.0 unported-GNU free 1.2- Dionysus-horned-public domain- forest-2370476__340-CCO- Francis Broscher-1700's-public domain- Friedrich_August_von_Kaulbach_-_In_Arcadia-United States public domain tag- Frontispiece_to_A_Book_of_Myths-Public domain- Hans_von_Aachen_-_Pan_and_Selene-United States public domain tag- Hendrick van Balen - Bacchanalia-1608-public domain- -John_William_Waterhouse_-_Echo_and_Narcissus_-_Google_Art_Project-Public domain- Laurits_Regner_Tuxen_The-Musical-Dual-Of-Pan-And-Apollo-Public domain- mercury-argus-and-io-jacob-jordaens-public domain- -Moritz_Stifter_Fest_der_Faune_und_Nymphen-Public domain- -Pan_and_Nymphs_LACMA_AC1992.225.1-Public domain- Pan_compilation-CCA by SA 3.0 unported-Rc 13- -PanGod-CCA by SA 3.0 unported-GNU free 1.2-by-Brookie- Pentheus-Public domain- poster-faun-einer-amsel-zupfeifend-1837-Public domain- -Roman_-_Sarcophagus_with_the_Triumph_of_Dionysus_-_Walters_2331_2-United States public domain tag- The_Fomorians,_Duncan_1912-Public domain- Music Credit: "Unlight" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ CCA by SA info/
Ancient Greek rituals ΠΡΟΜΗΘΕΙΑ 2012 ΔΙΟΝΥΣΙΑΚΑ
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Ancient Greek rituals ΠΡΟΜΗΘΕΙΑ 2012 ΓΑΜΟΣ ΣΤΙΓΜΙΟΤΥΠΑ
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The Spartans - Part 2 of 3 (Ancient Greece Documentary) | Timeline
Check out our new website for more incredible history documentaries: HD and ad-free. http://bit.ly/2O6zUsK The Spartans chronicles the rise and fall of one of the most extreme civilisations the world has ever witnessed. A civilization that was founded on discipline, sacrifice and frugality where the onus was on the collective and the goal was to create the perfect state, and the perfect warrior. Classical historian Bettany Hughes reveals the secrets and complexities of everyday Spartan life: homosexuality was compulsory, money was outlawed, equality was enforced, weak boys were put to death and women enjoyed a level of social and sexual freedom that was unheard of in the ancient world. It was a nation of fearsome fighters where a glorious death was treasured. This can be aptly demonstrated by the kamikaze last stand at Thermopylae, where King Leonidas and his warriors fought with swords, hands and teeth to fend off the Persian invaders and show the rest of the world what it meant to be Spartan. Programme two explores the bitter rivalry between Sparta and Athens and their startlingly different views of women. They were two cities with totally opposed views of the 'good life'. For Athens, Sparta was a frightening place that turned its children into fighting machines. But worse still were Sparta's women: liberated, independent, opinionated, they took an active part in sport, raced horses and chariots, celebrated nudity and wielded power in the absence of their men. They were an affront to Athenian notions of femininity. When war between Sparta and Athens finally came, it raged for decades and split the Greek world. Until, on the island of Sphacteria, the reputation of Sparta's famed warriors for fearlessness was shockingly undermined. It cannot lay claim to the philosophers or artists of Athens but Sparta contributed as much to western civilisation as Athens did. Indeed it was Sparta, not Athens that was the first city to offer citizenship to its inhabitants. To many, the ideals formed 2500 years ago in Sparta can be seen as a fore-runner of modern-day totalitarianism. By setting out to create a perfect society protected by perfect warriors, Sparta made an enemy of change. A collapsing birth-rate, too few warriors, rebellious slaves, and outdated attitudes to weaponry and warfare combined to sow the seeds of Sparta's destruction. Eventually the once great warrior state was reduced to a stop for Roman tourists who came to view the bizarre sado-masochistic rituals. Documentary first broadcast in 2003. Content licensed from DRG. Produced by Lion Television Limited.
Poseidon Ritual 2012
"Hymn to Poseidon" provided by: Priest Christopher Aldridge, Temple of the Greek Gods
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